Los Angeles Mission College desired a landscape design that would not only stand out to bystanders on its busiest intersection, but also serve as a welcoming entryway and seating area to students and the surrounding community. LA Mission College teamed up with Pierre Landscape for its third time to achieve this objective.
The plans called for a complete transformation of LA Mission College’s northwest corner, covering 15,000 square feet. Considering its location along two of the busiest corners in the town of Sylmar, the project required heightened safety measures. After cautiously demolishing the site, irrigation installation and grading were undertaken to prepare for the entryway’s ornate design. Cobblestones were laid by hand along the curved walkway to ensure accuracy, while eleven granite boulders were strategically placed throughout. Care was taken with ornamental plant and tree installation to heighten the environment's sense of serenity despite its location on a busy street corner.
The project was completed within full safety compliance despite the job site’s proximity to rush hour traffic. Students use the space as a hangout between classes or as an outdoor study environment while members of the community wait comfortably for public transportation. The updated entryway leaves no doubt that the property is the proud site of the Los Angeles Mission Community College.